FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington celebrates Women’s History Month with its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the North Dining Hall in UMF’s Olsen Student Center. Guest speaker will be Lebanese-American feminist performance artist and scholar, Laila Farah.

Tickets are $12 and are available at Mickey’s Hallmark and Calico Patch, as well as by contacting the UMF Women’s Studies Center at 778-7387.

Church events

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Baptist Church celebrated a variety of events at the March 7 service. Hannah, daughter of Terri Duley, was dedicated to the Lord and was affirmed by Pastor Earl Edgerly.

Lisa Dereszynski sang “How Many Times,” which was the first song she had sung as special music when she was new at this church. The Dereszynskis, Lisa, David, and sons, Alex and Aaron, are moving to Hawaii to join the Kapoula Thompson family, who moved to Hawaii last summer. Those baptized were Crystal Crockett, James Drinkwine, Ashley Leite and Debbi Webber. A spaghetti dinner was offered in the fellowship hall.

Training sessions

WILTON – Finders/Seekers, a child-care resource development center, has announced two training sessions scheduled for this area.

Fostering social and emotional competences in young children will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 10 to June 2.

Building peaceable nonviolent early childhood sessions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 7 and June 14.

The fee for each course is $10. The training will take place at Community Concepts Inc. Head Start Office at the Bass Building. To register or for more information, call Kathleen at 1-800-543-7008.

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